7TH - 8TH GRADE
7TH - 8TH GRADE
NELC's goal for our 7th and 8th grade players is to help each player reach their full lacrosse potential in a fun and exciting environment. The 7th and 8th grade team will focus on basic skill development, building lacrosse IQ, teamwork and sportsmanship.
The NELC has a goal to provide every child the opportunity to play lacrosse. We rely on volunteer coaches to make that happen. If you are willing to help, please click below. We have a training program for new coaches, so no lacrosse experience is necessary.
2021 REGISTRATION FEES
Registration for all players is $70.
Registration includes practice only for the fall season.
New players will also need to order a jersey (~$30), link to team store provided after registration.
Tournament play and fees are not included in the Niceville fall season registration.
Participation in any fall tournaments will be facilitated by individual team coaches and separate tournament fees will be assessed for tournament play.
NELC offers a fall and spring season. Our fall season runs from September through November and our spring season runs from January through May. See our schedule page for more information.
7th and 8th grade players attend one weekly 105-minute practice in the fall and two weekly 105-minute practices in the spring. Practice times and location will be sent out to your player by each team's volunteer coach.
7th and 8th grade game play consists of normal 10-v-10 play consistent with US Lacrosse youth rules. Games will consist of two 22-minute running time halves, with a 5-minute halftime period.
The fall season games are played during a single two-day fall tournament usually held in Fort Walton Beach in early November. The tournament includes 2-3 games of pool play on Saturday and 1-3 games of single elimination play on Sunday.
The spring season games are played during several one-day jamborees generally held on Saturdays between Panama City and Mobile. The jamborees include 2-3 games for each team. The spring season concludes with one or more tournaments. The tournaments are two-day events and consist of 2-3 games of pool play on Saturday and 1-3 games of single elimination play on Sunday.
Our team uniform stays the same every season. If you have played with us anytime since spring 2020, you will be able to re-use your existing uniform, and will not need to purchase a new uniform during registration. If you are a new player or returning player that played prior to the 2020 spring season, you will need to purchase your uniform at the team store, link button below.
A Jersey is the only required uniform item for fall season.
Required uniform items for spring season include Jersey, Shorts (boys) Skort (girls), and Shooter Shirt. All other items are optional items for purchase.
Returning players have the option to purchase individual uniform items to replace any items as needed, the team store is open all year.
The following equipment is required for all boys lacrosse players and must be brought to practice:
Lacrosse stick, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, athletic cup and cleats. Please see the Player Information section of our FAQS Page for more information.